Ma'Kiah Bryant's Story Reveals The Systemic Issues the Media Ignores

The tragedy of her life began long before the day she was killed.

When 16-year-old Ma’Kiah Bryant was killed by a Columbus police officer on April 20, her death set off a furious debate that focused on the last moments of her life.

Was it necessary to kill Bryant — who was lunging at another girl with a knife — or was some form of de-escalation or Taser use possible? That discussion dominated the news …

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